Dear Ms. *********,
When we conclude a case for you, the patient's MMI (date of maximum
medical improvement) is printed on the
Work Status Report, the Provider's Notes, and the CMA1500 bill that is
submitted to your insurance company. This means the MMI should appear three different places.
Also we try to
estimate a reasonable time for the MMI on each DOP (Documentation of
Procedures) that the provider creates as his notes. This estimate is in
the "Prognosis" section. You should see an estimate of the provider's
expected duration of care. This estimate has very little meaning at the
beginning of case because it is impossible to know what complications
might occur. However, as the case matures this estimate becomes more
realistic which gives you a good idea of what the provider is
We try to give you information in our DOP's that will
satisfy your potential questions without the need of a telephone call,
however if you still have questions don't hesitate to give us a ring.
Gregory P. Ennis, M.D.
EcCare Health Centers